Parents disarmed their son who brought guns to Utah school

Bountiful Police Chief Tom Ross said the boy's mother and father became concerned about their son this morning.

By: AP | Bountiful | Published:December 2, 2016 2:30 am

 

Utah school, Mueller Park Junior High,Arms in school, Student with arms, Students with gun, 911 helpline number, world news, indian express news A police officer directs students down the street following a school lockdown at Mueller Park Junior High after a student fired a gun into the ceiling Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Bountiful, Utah. Police said two fast-acting Utah parents disarmed their son in the hallway of the Utah junior high school Thursday after the teenager brought the family’s shotgun and handgun to school, discharging at least one round without injuring anyone. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Police said two fast-acting Utah parents disarmed their own 15-year-old son in the hallway of a Utah middle school on Thursday after the troubled teenager brought the family’s shotgun and handgun to school and fired at least one round without injuring anyone. Bountiful Police Chief Tom Ross said the boy’s mother and father became concerned about their son this morning. They went to Mueller Park Junior High in the northern Utah city of Bountiful when they noticed their weapons were missing. Ross said the parents confronted their son in a school hallway and disarmed him.

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Police were still trying to learn whether the student intentionally fired the gun or if the weapon went off accidently while the parents intervened.Ross did not immediately have details about whether anyone else was around but he says students were in classes nearby. Ross did not know whether a gun fired more than once or how the parents disarmed their son or their specific concerns about him. Ross did not know why the student brought the weapons to the school or what he intended. A teacher called 911 and a police officer who happened to be down the street arrived and took custody of the student soon after, police said.